The ITU will present the key findings of its Focus Group at a Workshop on 'Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion' - which will be hosted by the World Bank in Washington DC, on April 19th. The event has been organized by the ITU and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The workshop provides the opportunity for the Focus Group to highlight the 85 policy recommendations it has made following its extensive two-year consultation research project.
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A Canadian robo-adviser start-up has received a significant investment in a bid to boost its chances of successfully penetrating the already saturated U.S. market. Wealthsimple announced the investment of $20 million from Power Financial Corp and formally launched its operations in the US.
The Canadian government have revealed its plans to embrace the 'innovation agenda' which it has touted for the last number of years, by inviting cities from all over Canada to come together in order to develop a 'Smart Cities Plan' together.
Boston’s city leaders and key decision makers are requesting input from the public in relation to smart city initiatives and ideas. Boston has established itself as one of the most innovative cities in the USA. However, it is outlining a more strategic approach to its implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) - and is requesting that the public disclose and submit their ideas and aspirations in order to improve the quality of life for residents of the city.
Canada’s leading telecommunications operator has announced details of a significant funding package aimed at providing high-speed internet access to all, declaring it a vital service that all Canadians are entitled to receive.
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